November 28, 2005
While You Were Shoveling...
...partially oxidized domesticated fowl into your maws....
For those of you who decided, funnily enough, to focus on "family," "friends," and "football" this holiday weekend, rather than do the manly thing and read your favorite blogs right there at the Thanksgiving Day table, over the screaming objections of your enraged mother and father, here is what you missed. (Though really, we at Big Lizards are not responsible for lacunae in your sense of priorities, are we?)
Thursday, November 24th, 2005 -- Thanksgiving Day (national holiday)
- Domestic Violence a "Worldwide" Phenomenon
Wherein Big Lizards turns a jaundiced eye upon a survey by the UN's World Health Organization that (mirabile dictu!) comes to the conclusion that radical feminism is right, and women all over the world -- well, in Third-World countries all over the world -- are being brutalized by the men in their lives.
- WHO Are You?
In which we prove we were right to squint and furrow reptillian our brows over the above study, as it was indeed every bit as tendentious as we imagined... and more so!
Friday, November 25th, 2005 -- Turkey Casarole Day (workplace holiday)
- The Afghanistan Effect
The Scaley Ones note the interesting phenomenon of soldiers returning home after being rotated out of the war zone and telling all their friends and neighbors what they actually witnessed -- to the detriment of the Soviet Union and the defense of the Bush administration.
- What's Flu With You?
Skepticism rears up like a hooded cobra once again. This time, it's Sachi who is in a "show-me" mood anent the current hysteria about the pending "pandemic" of Avian Flu (some panic even from the venerable dean of conservative blogging, Hugh Hewitt!)
Saturday, November 26th, 2005 -- Turkey Hash Day (digestive sick-leave holiday)
- Sadr On the Rise, As the Times Sinks to a New Low
We examine the possiblity that Muqtada Sadr may actually "go straight" and withdraw from his al-Mahdi Militia to better position himself to run a slate of candidates for the Iraqi parliament... or that he will continue to play both sides of the fence, politician and militant. (We also catch the New York Times in an undisclosed rewrite of an earlier story so outrageous, it comes darned close to plagiarism.)
Sunday, November 27th, 2005 -- National Please-God-Anything-But-Turkey! Day (mental-health holiday)
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
Cynicism seems to be the theme of the holiday: now we're unconvinced that the socialist, internationalist, anti-Islam Baath Party has really and truly suddenly "got religion," as they rewrite themselves as militant Islamists in the mold of al-Qaeda; and we ponder the angst this produces in the lily-livered Iraqi National Security Advisor.
So you see? You could have saved yourself all the time spent reading this recap (and all those calories over the past four days) by just forgetting all about that nasty Thanksgiving Day sham and investing your time wisely in more and carefuller perusal of Big Lizards. I know what you were feeling -- but what were you thinking?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, November 28, 2005, at the time of 3:20 AM
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